Trainee Paralegal / Paralegal (Corporate Conveyancing)

Date Posted: 09/09/2019

Location: Aberdeen or Glasgow

Job Description

Position type: Full time / Permanent

We require Paralegal / Trainee Paralegal to join our busy Corporate Conveyancing Team within our Corporate Property Services department. The role can be based in Aberdeen or Glasgow and the successful candidate will benefit from a challenging and rewarding work environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conveyancing for the sale of properties on behalf of corporate clients from instruction to completion, having awareness of the client’s service level agreement and adhering to procedure in same
  • To include obtaining the required legal reports, requesting title deeds, notifying all interested parties regarding the sale and liaising with them if further information is required. Preparation of title reports for the asset manager/client
  • With overview by a solicitor title examination and preparing of the standard offer to sell, negotiate missives, dealing with the conveyancing and settlement of the transaction  To include dealing with title observations, revising draft continuation report requests, revising the draft disposition and having the disposition executed once engrossment received
  • Administration duties including reviewing all incoming mail relating to the conveyance of a property – to include all correspondence received from third parties. Other administration tasks including scanning, filing, receiving voicemails and distributing them
  • Preparation of legal packs required for sale by auction where instructed
  • Providing all interested parties including clients, third parties and the repossessed borrower with appropriate updates throughout the sale progression.
  • Receiving instructions on all cases where surplus funds are available. Distribution of surplus funds in line with legal and client requirements and liaising with all interested parties to ensure correct allocation of funds. Should the surplus distribution become complex (to be cases where the distribution of funds is not straightforward and there are multiple lenders / parties that may be entitled)
  • Manage daily to-do list on the case management and ensure all tasks are completed within the client’s service level agreement timeframe
    Attending client reviews to update on case specifics as and when required
  • Where a complaint dealing with same under the LSPG complaints policy and assisting with providing the Compliance Team with a full review of the case to allow a response to be drafted to the party making the complaint where appropriate
  • Ensure LSPG Policies and Procedures are adhered to at all times

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
Desirable
  • HND in Legal Services or a BA in Law and Management would be advantageous
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Desirable
  • Previous experience of working within a conveyancing environment with practical experience carrying out purchase, sale and remortgage transactions
  • Knowledge of the legal process and requirements in residential conveyancing transactions
APTITUDES
Essential
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Desirable
  • Able to work on own initiative


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN